The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 7, 2003
July 7, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 39


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

A summer evening planned at Evergreen House Museum

A free performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It, an artist's studio reception and the debuts of two contemporary art exhibitions will mark the third annual Summer Evening at Evergreen, starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Evergreen House.

The evening will begin with light refreshments in the Maroger studio on the grounds of Loyola College, hosted by Evergreen's 2003 artist-in-residence, Micki Watanabe, a New York-based sculptor. Following the reception, the museum will open two exhibitions of contemporary art, "Maggie Thomas: The Evergreen Paintings" and "Mary Woodall: Elements and Other Work," a dual show exploring how two artists use different media to examine encounters with the natural world.

Thomas, a California-based painter, was Evergreen's 2002 artist-in-residence. She spent last June and July photographing and sketching the Evergreen grounds, using the images to produce heavily textured paintings. Woodall is a Baltimore-based photographer. Her cool, minimalist images, with a focus on barriers like windshields, sunroofs and window screens, emphasize the distance that exists between man and the natural world.

The evening concludes with a public dress rehearsal of As You Like It, which will begin the annual Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Visitors may picnic while enjoying the performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

All events are free. After July 10, admission to the exhibitions is $3. For more information, call 410-516-0341 or go to

JHU chosen to participate in IBM life sciences program

Johns Hopkins has been selected as one of the first two universities to participate in the new IBM Life Sciences Institutes of Innovation program. This global initiative recognizes academic research institutions that are making outstanding contributions to life sciences research and foster knowledge and technology transfer in the life sciences community. The other institution taking part is Indiana University.

Researchers at the two universities will collaborate with IBM on life sciences research projects of mutual interest. In addition, they are eligible for a range of benefits to support this research, including early access to next-generation IBM technologies, postdoctoral and research associate opportunities, software through the IBM Scholars university product portal and participation in the competition for IBM's university award programs.

At Johns Hopkins, researchers at the Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling are applying IBM technology to develop multiscale computational models ranging from the genome and proteome to single cells and the whole heart. These models are helping researchers discover how genes and proteins interact to influence heart disease. This molecular understanding of the origins of heart disease could help drug makers identify new, more effective treatments for heart-related illnesses.

'As You Like It' offers special night for Hopkins ID holders

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival will open its 2003 season with the pastoral comedy As You Like It in the Evergreen House Meadow -- a perfect match for the play, which is set in the forest of Arden. Performances will be held on weekends from July 11 through July 28; curtain time is 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays, with the grounds opening two hours prior for picnicking. A matinee will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25. On Friday, July 18, holders of any Johns Hopkins ID will receive $2 off the ticket price. For more information, call 410-837-4143 or go to